Prior to Dec. 16's matchup with West Catholic High School, Germantown Academy boys basketball Head Coach Jim Fenerty 1760 said that the Burrs were "extremely athletic" and that his team would have to play with poise. Unfortunately, the game did not shake out that way as the Patriots turned the ball over 28 times in the 62-54 loss.
Germantown Academy came into Dec. 15's matchup with The Pennington School looking to improve on it's 6-0 overall record. By night's end, the Patriots did just that by defeating the visiting team in the first game of the Make-A-Wish Tournament, 57-52.
The weather outside was frigid, but Germantown Academy's offense was on fire when they hosted Academy of Palumbo on Dec. 15. Fans and students filled the Big Gym and watched the Patriots down Palumbo, 72-61.
The 21st annual Make-A-Wish Basketball Showcase will take place on Friday, December 15 and Saturday, December 16 in the Big Gym on Germantown Academy’s campus.
Three different Germantown Academy players scored in double figures when the team hosted Caravel Academy on Dec. 12. The Patriots never trailed in the game and eventually came away with a 64-50 victory.
Riley Yankowich '14 was recently named to the 2017 United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division III Women's All-East Region Second Team and was also selected to the 2017 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District III Women's Soccer Team.
After defeating The Shipley School 53-45 on Dec. 8, Germantown Academy was set to face off against Abington High School in the Championship of the December Classic. The Patriots emerged from that game with a 60-54 win.
Germantown Academy faced off against Landsdale Catholic on Dec. 9 in the championship game of the Jim Church Classic. After four quarters, it was the Crusaders that came out on top, winning 58-41.
The Patriot offense came alive in the fourth quarter and in overtime to get a 51-46 win in the first round of the Jim Church Classic.
Germantown Academy played its first winter volleyball game of the season on Dec. 6 against Princeton Day School. The Patriots fought hard, but were unable to breakthrough and lost in straight sets, 25-19, 25-18 and 25-19.
After trailing at halftime, the Patriots tightened up their defense, ignited the offense and rolled to a 64-28 victory.
In dominant fashion, the Germantown Academy boys swimming and diving team defeated The Pennington School, 102-68. The meet against Pennington was the first of the year.
The Germantown Academy girls swimming and diving team started the 2017-18 season on a high note, defeating The Pennington School, 109-61.
Led by Brian Basile '19 and Jordan Longino '21, the Patriots came away with a 67-52 win over visiting Cristo Rey High School on Dec. 2.
The Patriots found success in their first meet of the year on Dec. 2. Germantown Academy won the Battle at Germantown team title and had four champions.
After going into overtime against Abington Friends the day before, the Patriots responded with a dominant 81-43 win over Friends Central on Dec. 2.
Good teams find a way to get past adversity and win close games, and that is exactly what happened between Germantown Academy and Abington Friends on Dec. 1.
They've already seen game action in scrimmages, so now the boys basketball team is ready to get the regular season started. Hear from Head Coach Jim Fenerty 1760 and this year's captains about the upcoming year.
Despite not having a senior on their roster, the boys swimming and diving team has plenty of experience. Hear from Head Coach Jeff Thompson about this year's team and how they've been getting ready for the season.